30. May 2011 08:53
Hi Folks... since the weather has shifted here on PEI, I've been doing more playing outside in the garden than taking pretty knitty photographs... And Saturday I thought I would get out my Camera and at least try to take some decent shots - to no avail! I think my 6 year old camera has finally thrown in the towel. She will turn on, but the screen no longer shows an image, and nothing happens when you press the shutter button. She has served me well, but sadly, serves no longer!
So I guess now I'll have to start looking for a newer, better device! I'd like to stick to digital again (my Mom loves her film camera, but who has time for getting photos developed nowadays?) and I'd like something with a well rounded skill-set. Of course I take a lot of photos of macro-type items, fine details, close-up... but I also use this camera for vacation photos, family events, and general sillyness photos. Size used to be an important factor for me, but I don't think it will be as important this time. The last camera was bought when I was still a student, and wanted to be able to fit it inside a purse of some sort. Now I think I would be willing to sacrifice some of the convenience factors for some extra features (like extra attachable parts, etc)
So the hunt begins... Do you have a camera that you Love?
16. May 2011 09:59
My knitting Mojo has taken a serious hit... so there hasn't been a lot of new knitting or new spinning going on in the last few weeks.... so This week - I bring you Beautiful Wooly Wonders that I Do Not Own! Though these beauties are on the short list for items to buy when the budget allows:
Alpaca/Merino/Silk Roving from Woolgatherings
I absolutely love the cheery Greens, Blues, Teals, and every shade in between!
No 31. Equinox Superwash Merino/Bamboo Pencil Roving from FiberOptic
These Great Greens and Yellows just scream Spring!
13. May 2011 13:15
Last weekend I was lucky enough to have a friend visit overnight... which meant we were able to go out for supper (Yummy Gahan House), and hang around for a bit before bed. Chantelle also has a habit of collecting and sharing really neat giftware/items.... and this time she brought me some great natural wool - and this Shawl Pin:
It's a little brass filigree curlique... with a transparent little blue glass bead made by Gypsy Caravan Gifts (actually Chantelle's sister!) over in Nova Scotia. And it matches nicely with my blue and green handspun shawls. It took me a few tries to figure out how to pin myself up with it, but now that I've solved the mystery (duh, it works better if you insert the pin with the curve placed the proper way!) I've been wearing this one a lot! It's still cold enough around here to be wearing scarves and shawls... sigh.
Thanks for the Fun Night Out Girly! and the pin and woolyness too of course!